Greetings, and Welcome to NEW Academy’s Canoga Park! My name is Dr. Eric A. Todd, and I am so very excited to serve as Principal of one of the Premier Elementary Charter Schools in The Valley. NEW Academy Canoga Park (NACP) has a very unique beginning. Our parent founder, New Economics for Women, is a non-profit community development corporation and for more than 25 years, has provided affordable housing, language classes, and financial education to women, especially immigrant women and families. Their goal is to provide the American dream to families that would not have had the resources, education, or the means to succeed.
In 2005, NEW Academy Canoga Park Elementary left the realms of vision and finally became a reality. Along with a national award winning planned community and a community center, this integrated educational communal provides our parents with all the resources necessary for success.
Our teaching staff exhibits the high standards of excellence our school adheres to and are credentialed and highly qualified. Our support staff also meets and exceeds hiring requirements and adds a positive supportive presence to our classrooms. Our office staff ensures that our school runs with ease and all of our guests and parents feel welcomed and taken care of upon their arrival.
In 2013 we launched our Dual Immersion Language Academy program, which provides our students Spanish language immersion starting in Kindergarten. As the Language Academy students move up in the grade levels, so does the percentage of English instruction. In 4th and 5th grade, the students will receive Spanish Literature and vocabulary development as their Spanish percentage. At the end of a Language Academy student’s academic life here at NEW Academy Canoga Park, they will become efficiently bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural.
Our Transitional Kindergarten classroom is where students are welcomed and get equipped before starting their kindergarten year. These students are in a developmentally, enriched, hands-on environment where the focus is on working collaboratively and cooperatively with their peers.
We hope you will come and visit our school and experience our community events and shows. Thank you for visiting and we are honored to be a part of the success of all of our students.
Dr. Eric A. Todd
NEW Academy Canoga Park
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